TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

Today’s review of Now, Voyager marks the end of our exploration of TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Romance DVD set! Previous reviews: Splendor in the Grass Love in the Afternoon Mogambo Film #4: Now, Voyager (1942) Directed by Irving Rapper Written by Casey Robinson from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains Now, Voyager follows Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), … Continue reading TCM’s Greatest Classic Romances: Now, Voyager

Reviewin’ the Box: The Amazing Adventure (1936)

Until recently, The Amazing Adventure was one of the only Cary Grant films I hadn’t seen. You all know by now that I’m a huge Cary fan and, having been so for a number of years, have made a point to seek out the majority of his filmography. Knowing that this film was a “blind spot” for me, I decided to go ahead and buy … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: The Amazing Adventure (1936)

Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

Based on Agatha Christie’s detective novel (which eventually held the same title after a few less-than-favorable ones), And Then There Were None is based on the premise of a nursery rhyme in which all of the characters die by the end. Here are the version of the rhyme that the film utilizes: “Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: And Then There Were None (VCI Entertainment edition)

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Welcome to the sixth week of TMP’s Slapstick Encyclopedia journey! This time around we’re taking a look at the big stars who churned out fantastic comedic performances at Hal Roach’s studio, including Stan Laurel and Harold Lloyd. Volume 6 of the Slapstick Encyclopedia once again includes five films. Oranges and Lemons (1923) Directed by: George Jeske Starring: Stan Laurel Run time: 12 minutes This one-reeler … Continue reading Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Hal Roach’s All-Star Comedians

Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Jimmy (Edmund O’Brien), Eddie (Johnny Sands), Mike (Steve Brodie) and Ollie (Richard Erdman) are Army vets who live as members of the “52-20 club,” surviving on $20-per-week unemployment benefits afforded them as they re-adjust to civilian life after the war. At the unemployment office one day, the men meet Jean Madison (Wanda Hendrix), an ex-WAVE who is also scrimping by on $20 a week. Jimmy … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD

A note from Lindsey: If you’re interested in seeing this film and can’t find a used copy of Dames alone, it’s also available in The Busby Berkeley Collection boxed set (which I am forever lusting after) and TCM’s Greatest Classic Films: Busby Berkeley set. I’m 99.999% sure that the copy I picked up from the library is a singled-out version of the one that appears … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: Dames (1934) on DVD

Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 1: In the Beginning

A Note from Lindsey: Today begins TMP’s 11-part series on the Slapstick Encyclopedia DVD set! This series will run every Thursday for the next 11 weeks. Slapstick Encyclopedia is a unique little DVD collection. Containing films with release years ranging from 1909 to the late 1920s, it was curated and produced by film historians David Shepard and Joe Adamson. Major figures of the silent era … Continue reading Slapstick Encyclopedia, Volume 1: In the Beginning

Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Reviewin’ the Box: Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime What’s in the box?: A single disc including including musical performances from Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. These performances come from a 1962 televised special. Packaging: This DVD, released by KULTUR, comes in a standard plastic case. The cover design is simple, but nice. The back cover could use more pizazz but … Continue reading Reviewin’ the Box: ‘Judy, Frank & Dean: Once in a lifetime’

Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Throughout the month I’ve been reviewing films from Carole Lombard – The Glamour Collection DVD set. This is the fifth of six films in the set. An American woman (Carole Lombard) masquerading as a Swedish princess with Hollywood hopes boards an ocean liner, fooling everyone on board into thinking that she’s royalty. They all know her as Princess Olga, but her real name is Wanda … Continue reading Carole Lombard Glamour Collection: The Princess Comes Across (1936)